GMAT Tutoring

The GMAT is a computer adaptive exam for admission to M.B.A. programs. Most selective business schools weigh the GMAT along with the candidate’s undergraduate grade point average and work experience. The GMAT is accepted as an alternative to the LSAT by a few law schools.

Our GMAT Tutoring Program

Our approach to the GMAT is rigorous and educational. We emphasize the core concepts in math, reading, logic, and grammar that serve as the foundation of material tested on the GMAT. Our students often find that as they complete our GMAT program, they also see improvements in their other academic and professional work.

Students work intensively with their tutors to master essential principles and develop problem-solving strategies. Weekly meetings, homework assignments, and full-length practice tests, including computer tests, help our students excel on the exam.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant to discuss your goals and schedule a diagnostic GMAT.

Program Length

We recommend that students devote 3–4 months to preparing for the GMAT. Whether the test-taker is currently a college student, a recent graduate, or an experienced professional, the GMAT requires long-term, thorough study. We will tailor an academic plan responsive to each student's particular needs and goals.

Law Schools Accepting the GMAT

A downloadable list of law schools that have announced plans to accept the GRE or GMAT is available here.


Number of Questions

Minutes per Section


Analytical Writing Assessment

1 Topic

30 Minutes

Student-produced essay analyzing an argument

Integrated Reasoning

12 Questions

30 Minutes

Multi-source reasoning, graphics interpretation, two-part analysis, and table analysis


31 Questions

62 Minutes

Problem-solving and data sufficiency


36 Questions

65 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension, sentence correction, and critical reasoning

 *On April 16, 2018, GMAC shortened the Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections to the above lengths. Prior to April 16, 2018, students were given 75 minutes to complete 37 Quantitative questions and 75 minutes to complete 41 Verbal questions.

Students can select the section order on official GMAT administrations from one of three options:

  • Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, Verbal
  • Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment
  • Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment


Download GMAT Format and Timing as a PDF.


How is the GMAT Scored?

  • The total scored is scaled from 200 to 800 and is comprised of the Quantitative and Verbal sections.
  • The Analytical Writing Assessment is scored 1 to 6 in half-point increments.
  • The Integrated Reasoning section is scored from 1 to 8.

When is the GMAT Taken?

Because the test is administered on computer, testing dates are flexible throughout the year. Students usually need to sign up about one month before their intended test date. Students can take the test once every 16 calendar days, no more than five times within any rolling 12-month period, and no more than eight times in a lifetime.

To download this information as a PDF, click here.

Tutors in Washington DC

Noah Cowan

Noah Cowan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

A.B. in Physics from Brown University.
National US History Bee Finalist; National History Bowl Best Solo Team; National Merit Scholar; National AP Scholar.

Joshua Kaplan

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington D.C.

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